Investigations carried out by the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) across Iranian Kurdistan show that Iranian forces have killed at least 12 protestors, injured 375 and arrested 530 during the protests rallies held over the killing of the 22-year-old Mahsa (Zhina) Amini.
The anti-riot and paramilitary Basij forces killed at least 12 protestors during the protests rallies held in Orumiyeh, Oshnavieh, Piranshahr, Divandarreh, Saqqez, Dehgolan and Kermanshah over the killing of Mahsa (Zhina) Amini.
The identities of these civilians are Farjad Darvishi, Mohsen Mohammadi, Fereydoun Mahmoudi, Reza Lotfi, Zakariya Khiyal, Foad Ghadimi, Minou Majidi, Danesh Rahnema, Sadraddin Litani, Milan Haghighati, Amin Marefat and Abdollah Mahmudpour.
These included three children; Marefat, Mahmudpour and Khiyal were 16 years old.
Also, the reports received from Eslamabad-e Gharb and Ilam indicate that at least two protesters were killed during last night’s protests in these cities. But due to the disruptions in the Internet connection and the militarization of these cities, the KHRN has not yet managed to access reliable sources regarding these cases.
The KHRN’s investigations and the interviews it conducted with more than 100 eyewitnesses in the cities of Orumiyeh, Oshnavieh, Salmas, Sardasht, Piranshahr, Naqadeh, Bukan, Takab, Saqqez, Divandarreh, Bijar, Qorveh, Baneh, Sanandaj, Marivan, Kamyaran, Dehgolan, Kermanshah, Eslamabad-e Gharb, Ivangharb, Abadanan and Paveh suggest that the anti-riot and Basij forces have injured at least 375 protestors.
There were at least 13 children among the wounded.
According to eyewitnesses, dozens of people injured in these protests have refused to go to medical centres for fear of being arrested by the security forces.
The statistics collected by the KHRN also show that during this period security forces arrested at least 530 protesters, among whom there are at least 150 injured.
The detained civilians were taken to the detention centres of the Security Police, the Ministry of Intelligence and the Intelligence Organisation of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).
Information on the 12 killed civilians:
- Mohsen Mohammadi was from Divandarreh and was wounded by anti-riot forces on 19 September during protests in the city. He died the next day due to the severity of his injuries in Kowsar Hospital in Sanandaj.
- Fereydoun Mahmoudi, 33, who was from Saqqez and the father of two children, was shot and killed by anti-riot forces on 19 September during protests in the city.
- Reza Lotfi, who was from Dehgolan, was shot and killed by anti-riot forces on 19 September during protests in the city.
- Farjad Darvishi, 23, was from the Balu village in Orumiyeh. He was shot and killed by anti-riot forces during a protest rally in the Valiasr neighbourhood of Orumiyeh on 20 September.
- Zakariya Khiyal was a 16 years old child from Piranshahr. He was killed by anti-riot forces on the streets of Piranshahr on 20 September.
- Minou Majidi, 55, was the mother of three children and came from Kermanshah. She was killed by anti-riot forces in Nobahar Street of this city.
- Foad Ghadimi, 39, was from Divandarreh and the father of two children. He was injured on 19 September during the popular protests in the city and died after being hospitalized for two days in Kowsar Hospital in Sanandaj.
- Danesh Rahnema, 22, was from the Balu village of Orumiyeh. He was killed by Basij forces on 21 September during the protests held in his village.
- Abdollah Mahmudpour, 16, was from the Balu village of Orumiyeh. He was killed by Basij forces on 21 September during the protests held in his village.
- Amin Marefat, 16, was from Oshnavieh. He was killed by anti-riot forces on 21 September during protests in this city.
- Milan Haghigi, 21, was from Oshnavieh. He was killed by anti-riot forces on 21 September during protests in this city.
- Sadraddin Litani, 27, was from Piranshahr. He was killed by anti-riot forces on 21 September during protests in this city.
The names of those arrested in various cities across Kurdistan:
Sanandaj: Zhina Modarres Gorji (women’s rights activist), Sarya Sharifi (civil rights activist), Faranak Rafiei (civil rights activist), Baran Saedi (civil rights activist), Gashin Mohammadi (women’s rights activist), Mahrou Hedayati (civil rights activist), Azadeh Jamaati ( civil rights activist), Bahar Zangiband (civil rights activist), Rezan Ahmadi (civil rights activist), Rozhan Ghaderi (artist), Soraya Khedri (civil rights activist), Nasser Golparipour (father of the executed Kurdish political prisoner Habibollah Golparipour), Shahriar Oskoui (athlete), Mozaffar Salehnia (labour activist), Amir Gholami (filmmaker), Farhad Sanandaji (filmmaker), Mohammad Abdollahpour, Kaveh Karimi, Shoja Roshan, Lotfollah Ahmadi (labor activist), Reza Sharifeh (Teachers’ union activist)
Kamyaran: Hadi Kamangar (civil rights activist), Sirvan Moradi (civil rights activist), Omid Nazarian (civil rights activist), Datam Heshadast, Leila Ghaluzi, Mohammad Mehdizadeh, Zanyar Sabouri, Ako Hosseini, Hamid Yousefi, Milad Kamangar, Anvar Ghorbani, Ehsan Fatehi, Mohammad Parvizi (released)
Naqadeh: Masoud (Soran) Abdollahzadeh, Manouchehr Abdollahzadeh, Sohrab Sohrabi, Kiyan Abdollahpour, Hemin Ghassemi, Abdollah Khoshkalam, Ali Hanifi, Samad Hosseini, Hadi Dirmina
Dehgolan: Sirous Abbasi (civil rights activist), Azad Abbasi (civil rights activist), Sirwah Rahmani (civil rights activist), Yadollah Motaei (athlete)
Saqqez: Behnam Rahimi, Rebaz Rezaei, Aria Majidpour, Seyyed Sroush Abbasi Shah-Ebrahimi (Yarsani activist)
Bukan: Diako Mehr-Navaei, Kaveh Faghih-Amiri, Masoud Kordpour (Editor-in-Chief of Mukrian News Agency), Mohammad Valizadeh (Student at University of Orumiyeh)
Marivan: Amjad Saedi (released), Rebwar Kamranipour (released), Khabat Veysi, Shahriar Afsari, Avin Rasti (women’s rights activist)
Divandarreh: Smko Mohammadian, Soran Mohammadian, Aboubakr Ghoreishi, Momen Ghoreishi
Mahabad: Saber Abdollahtash
Dalahu: Siavash Hayati
Orumiyeh: Amir Abdoli, Mehran Pazeshi
Paveh: Arvin Eghbali, Golareh Moradi, Soren Asaadi (released), Nima Naderi, Karo Hosseini, Anas Valadbeigi, Javad Mowloudi, Kamran Karimi, Peyman Karimi, Loghman Kiyani, Rebwar Fatehi, Hazhar Sharifi, Ehsan Sadeghiani, Milad Gholami, Sina Naderi, Danesh Karimi, Parsa Hosseini, Akar Salimi, Azhvan Sadeghi, Sirvan Ansari, Omran Ahmadi, Peyman Ahmadi , Milad Ansari, Soma Naghshbandi, Vahid Ansari, Mosleh Sharifi, Anis Maghsoudi, Peshawa Rahbari, Shayan Fatehi, Mohammad Fathi, Kamyab Salehi, Mobin Shafiei, Ramin Ahmadi.
Tehran: Zanyar Mohammadnezhad
Noshahr: Mozhgan Kavousi